VETERANS AFFAIRS TO RESUME SHARING CARE QUALITY DATA
The Department of Veterans Affairs will resume sharing quality of care data for its facilities with a national consumer database on Oct. 1, the agency said Tuesday.
The move comes one day after USA TODAY reported that VA had stopped submitting data July 1 to Hospital Compare, a site run by Department of Health and Human Services, despite a 2014 law mandating that the VA provide even more comprehensive statistics so veterans can make informed choices about where to seek care.
The site allows comparisons between public and private hospitals around the country on a number of criteria.
The VA inked a new agreement with HHS on Tuesday allowing it to resume sharing the performance data.